Mar 192013
 
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board –  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport [...]

Mar 182013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER, MARCH 13, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A mistake by a PG&E work crew led to overpressurization of a business customer’s gas line in January. The utility company filed a mandatory “non-compliance report” about the incident with the California Public Utilities Commission, but local fire officials told the News-Ledger the [...]

Mar 172013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 –   News items below are collected from police dispatchers’ notes and arrest reports. The information in them has often not been verified beyond the initial reports. This feature is printed virtually every week in the News-Ledger newspaper, and we occasionally make it available online here. To see [...]

Mar 162013
 
Big kids helping little kids

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 6, 2013 –  The volunteers’ mission was to listen to second-grader Abby Saechin (center) practice her reading skills. The program runs Fridays 4-5 p.m., courtesy of the River City High School Interact Club and a local Rotary Club chapter. For information, or to sign up a youngster, call 375-6465. (Courtesy [...]

Mar 152013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – The West Sacramento Friends of the Library invite you to their spring book sale, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., March 16, and 10-3 on Sun., March 17. Hardbacks will go for $1, paperbacks 50 cents, children’s books 10-25 cents, and some items will be specially priced. It [...]

Mar 152013
 
UPDATE: Feb. 27 crime sweep

By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The West Sacramento Police Department just announced an operation this morning in which about a dozen warrants were served — all but one of them in West Sacramento — after an investigation into a string of vehicle and residential burglaries in town. Lieutenant David Delaini of the West Sacramento Police [...]